August 19, 2017

Midgley wins Gold Axe at Lochaber

Derek Midgley

Fort William, Scotland – August 19, 017 – Derek Midgley won the Gold Axe (An Tuagh Oir) at the annual Lochaber Gathering held at the Nevis Centre at Fort William. Alan Russell enjoyed the most consistent day across all events in the top-grade light music. Twelve competed in the top grade events.

Premier & A-Grade
(An Tuagh Oir)
1st Derek Midgley, New Jersey
2nd Alan Russell, Kelty, Scotland
3rd Nick Hudson, Houston
4th Innes Smith, Glasgow
Judges: Jimmy Banks, Robert Wallace

March (Lochaber Gathering Gold Medal)
1st Ben Duncan, Edinburgh
2nd Gordon McCready, Glasgow
3rd Alan Russell
4th Steven Leask, Glasgow
Judges: Jimmy Banks, Barry Donaldson

Strathspey & Reel (Leek’s Taxis Trophy)
1st Gordon McCready
2nd Alan Russell
3rd Michael Fitzhenry, London
4th Steven Leask
Judges: Jimmy Banks, Barry Donaldson

B & C-Grade
(An Tuagh Airged)
1st Steven Leask
2nd John Dew, Crieff, Scotland
3rd Duncan Beattie, Linlithgow, Scotland
4th Ben Duncan
Judges: Alan Forbes, Neill Mulvie

MSR (Clydesdale Bank Trophy)
1st Matt Pantaleoni, St. Louis
2nd Ross Miller, Glasgow
3rd Sandy Cameron, Roy Bridge, Scotland
4th Peter McCallister, Dunblane, Scotland
Judges: Robert Wallace

Open Hornpipe & Jig (Lochaber Gathering Shield)
1st Gordon McCready
2nd Steven Leask
3rd Andrew Donlon, Germantown, Maryland
4th Ross Miller, Glasgow
Judges: Jimmy Banks, Barry Donaldson





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